Ha Noi – Mercedes Trophy 2014 North Final took place at the Heron Lake golf course with the competition of more than 120 golfers on 16 May. This is the 12th consecutive year the MercedesTrophy has been played in Vietnam, bringing an excellent lifestyle sports platform for Mercedes-Benz customers and special guests who share a common passion for golf. For this the 25th anniversary of Mercedes Trophy worldwide, the once-in-a-lifetime trip to Stuttgart is waived and finalists of previous years who can again compete for this year’s world final.
Over 6,000 golfers participate annually in events sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Vietnam. Two hundred Mercedes-Benz owners make it to the two finals held in the North and South where a total seven winners advance to the Asian Finals in Australia.
This season, the number of Mercedes-Benz owners participating in the Mercedes Trophy climbed to 400 for an increase of 30% from the previous year.
Mercedes Trophy in Vietnam continues to evolve. In order to cater to the growing demand of participants, qualifying rounds have successfully been hosted by Mercedes-Benz dealers for the first time.
To level the playing field for golfers competing for the seven grand prizes this year, North and South female golfers have been consolidated creating a mass of 20 players for the Ladies division which will be held on June 27. In previous years the Men's division (A, B and C) had 30 players each compared to the ten players in each Ladies division. As a result, the North Final will have three winners and the South Final will have four winners.
These seven winners will be awarded all expenses paid business class trips to Australia to compete at the Asian Final in August. The best golfer will then advance on to represent Vietnam at the World Finals in September. All the air fare (Business) of these 7 winners and all Vietnam organizers will be granted by the national flag carrier of Vietnam – Vietnam Airlines.